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Ross Shegog, PhDRoss Shegog, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Communication and Dissemination
University of Texas Prevention Research Center
University of Texas  School of Public Health
7000 Fannin St., Suite 2668
Houston, TX. 77030
(713) 500-9677 (W)   


Dr. Ross Shegog, PhD. is an Associate Professor in Behavioral Science at the University of Texas School of Public Health and Associate Director of Communication in the University of Texas Prevention Research Center. His research has focused on the application of instructional technology in health promotion and disease prevention (pediatric asthma management, smoking cessation and prevention, HIV, STI, and pregnancy prevention, violence prevention). Research projects have included computer-based education and decision-support programs to enhance the management of pediatric asthma by children, families, and community physicians, CD ROM and internet-based applications for smoking cessation and prevention in child and adolescent populations, computer-based HIV/STD and pregnancy prevention in middle school children, and internet-based violence prevention in high school and college populations. More recently, Dr. Shegog has been involved in the development of computer-based HIV prevention programs for middle school children, an exercise program for worksite populations, internet-based parental support to impact television viewing behaviors in children, PDA decision support for smoking cessation for dentists, and clinic-based HIV+ tailored computer-based intervention for adolescents.

Selected publications:

Bartholomew LK, Shegog R, Parcel GS, Gold R, Fernandez, M, Czyzewski D, Sockrider MM, Berlin N. (2000).Watch, Discover, Think, and Act: a model for patient education program development. Journal of Patient Education and Counseling, Vol 39 (2-3), 2000, pp253-268.

Markham C, Tyrell S, Shegog R, Fernandez M, Bartholomew LK. (2001). Partners in School Asthma Management Program. In Bartholomew, L.K., Parcel, G.S., Kok, G., &  Gottlieb, N.  Intervention Mapping:  A process for designing theory-and evidence-based health education programs. Mayfield Publishing Co., Mountain View, CA

Crump C E, Shegog R, Gottlieb N, Grunbaum J. (2001).Comparison of participation in federal worksite and community  health promotion programs. American Journal of  Health Promotion, Vol 15 (4),2001 Mar-Apr, pp232-6.

Shegog R, Bartholomew LK, Craver J, Sockrider MM, Mullen PD, Pilney S, Koeppl P, Gold RS, Czyzewski DI, Abramson SL. (2004). Development of an Expert System Knowledge Base: A Novel Approach to Promote Guideline Congruent Asthma Care. J of Asthma, Vol 41, No. 4, pp. 385-402.

Shegog R, Sockrider M, Bartholomew LK, Masse L, Parcel G, Abramson S. (2001). Impact of a computer-assisted self- management education program on factors related to asthma self-management behavior. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Vol 8(1), Jan/Feb 2001, pp49-61.

Shegog R, McAlister A, Hu S, Ford K, Meshak A, Peters R. (2005). Using the Web to Impact Smoking Intentions in Middle  School Students: A Pilot Test of the “Headbutt” Risk Assessment Program. AJHP, 19(5), pp. 334-338.

Peters R, Kelder, S, Prokhorov A, Amos C, Yacoubian G, Agurcia C, Murray N, Shegog R. (2005).The relationship between  perceived youth exposure to Anti-smoking advertisements: How perceptions differ by race. Journal of Drug Education. J. Drug Education. 35(1); 47-58.

Bartholomew LK, Tortolero S, Czyzewski D, Sockrider M, Abramson S, Swank P, Tyrell S, Markham C, Shegog  R, Parcel G (2006). Partners in school Asthma Management: Evaluation of a self-management program for children  with asthma. Journal of School Health. 76(6); 283-290.

Walters S, Wright JA, Shegog RA. (2006). Review of Computer- and Internet-Based Interventions for Smoking Behavior. Addictive Behaviors. Addictive Behaviors. 31; 264-277, 2006.

Shegog R, Bartholomew LK, Gold RS, Pierrel E, Parcel GS, Sockrider MM, Czyzewski DI, Fernandez ME, Berlin N, Abramson SL. (2006). Asthma management simulation for children: Translating theory, methods, and strategies to effect behavior change. Simulation in Healthcare. 1(3):151-159.  

Shegog R, Bartholomew LK, Sockrider MM, Czyzewski DI, Pilney S, Mullen P, Abramson SL. (2006). Computer-based decision-support for pediatric asthma management: Description and feasibility of the Stop Asthma Clinical System. Health Informatics Journal. 12(4):259-273.

Markham C, Tyrell S, Shegog R, Fernandez M, Bartholomew LK. (2006).Partners in School Asthma Management Program. In Bartholomew, L.K., Parcel, G.S., Kok, G., &  Gottlieb, N.   Planning Health Promotion Programs. An Intervention Mapping Approach. 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.

Howard BH, Shegog R, Grussendorf J, Benjamins L, Stelzig D, McAlister AL.(2007). Development,                 implementation, and evaluation of a Web-based violence-prevention program in a time of war.  Journal of Peace Research. 2007; 44(5), 559-571.

Shegog R, Markham C, Peskin M, Dancel T, Coton C, Tortolero S. (2007).“It’s Your Game”: An Innovative Multimedia Virtual World to Prevent HIV/STI and Pregnancy in Middle School Youth, MedInfo Congress Series Proceedings, Aug., 2007.

Brown A, Pavlik V, Shegog R, Whitney S, Friedman L, Romero C, Davis GC, Cech I, Kosten T, Volk R. (2007).The Association of Spirituality and Sobriety During a Behavioral Sprituality Intervention for Twelve Step (TS) Recovery. Am. J. Drug & Alcohol Abuse. 2007;33(4):611-617.

Prokhorov AV, Kelder SH, Shegog R, Murray N, Peters R, Agurcia-Parker C, Cinciripini PM, de Moor C, Conroy JL, Hudmon KS, Ford KH, Marani S. (2008).  Impact of A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience (ASPIRE), an interactive, multimedia smoking prevention and cessation curriculum for culturally diverse high school students.  Nicotine & Tobacco Research 10(9):1477-1485, 2008

Coton C, Shegog R, Markham C, Thiel M, Peskin M, Tortolero S. (2008).Creating an immersive virtual world through the integration of diverse 2D and 3D technologies to implement e-learning curricula for middle school students. The Fourth International Joint Conferences on  Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE) Proceedings, 2008.

Springer A, Peters R, Shegog R, Kelder S. (2007). Methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviors in U.S. high school students: findings from a national risk behavior survey.  Prevention Science, 8:103-113.

Markham C, Shegog R., Leonard A, Bui T, Paul M.(2009). +CLICK: Harnessing web-based training to reduce secondary transmission among HIV-positive youth. AIDS Care, 2009, May;21(5):622-31. PMID: 19444671.

Escobar-Chaves SL, Shegog R, Markham C, Brehm B.(In Press, 2009). “The McSpoons”: Using puppetry’s narrative impact to reduce family TV time. Arts and Health – An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.  In press.

Prokhorov, AV, Kelder, SH, Shegog, R., Conroy, JL, Murray, NG, Peters RJ, Cinciripini P, de Moor C, Hudmon KS, & Ford KH. (In Press, 2009).  Project ASPIRE: An Interactive multimedia smoking prevention curriculum for culturally diverse high school students. Substance Use and Misuse.

Shegog R and Sockrider MM. (In Publication, 2009). Computer-based applications for asthma education and management. In Harver, A. ed.  Asthma, Health, and Society. Springer US.

Tortolero S, Markham C, Peskin M, Shegog R, Addy R, Escobar-Chaves L, Baumler E. (Accepted for Publication). “It’s Your Game”: Delaying Sexual Behavior with an Effective Middle School Program.Journal of Adolescent Health.

Related MEW publications:

Begley CE, Shegog R, Iyagba B, Chen V, Dubinsky S, Newmark M, Ojukwu N, Friedman D. (2010).Socioeconomic Status and Self-Management in Epilepsy: Comparison of Diverse Clinical Populations in Houston, TX. Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 19(3): 232-238 .
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Begley C, Shegog R, Harding A, Goldsmith C, Omotola H, Newmark M. (2015). Longitudinal feasibility of MINDSET: A clinic decision aid for epilepsy self-management. Epilepsy & Behavior, 44, 143-50.
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DiIorio C, Bamps Y, Edwards AL, Escoffery C, Thompson NJ, Begley CE, Shegog R, Clark NM, Selwa L, Stoll S, Fraser RT, Ciechanowski P, Johnson EK, Kobau R, Price PH.(2010). The Prevention Research Centers' Managing Epilepsy Well Network.Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 19(3): 218-224.
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Escoffery C, Bamps YA, LaFrance W, Stoll SC, Shegog R, Buelow J, Shafer PO, Thompson NJ, McGee R, Hatfield K. (2015).Development of the Adult Epilepsy Self-Management Measurement Instrument (AESMMI). Epilepsy & Behavior, 50:172-83.
doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.07.025

Escoffery C, Bamps YA, LaFrance W, Stoll SC, Shegog R, Buelow J, Shafer PO, Thompson NJ, McGee R, Hatfield K. (2015).Factor Analyses of an Adult Epilepsy Self-Management Measurement Instrument (AESMMI). Epilepsy & Behavior, 50: 184-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.07.026
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Kobau R, Luncheon C, Zack MM, Shegog R, Price PH.(2012). Satisfaction with life domains in people with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 25(4):546-51.

Shegog R, Begley C, Harding A, Dubinsky S, Goldsmith C, Hope O, Newmark, M. (2103). Description and feasibility of MINDSET: A clinic decision aid for epilepsy self-management, Epilepsy & Behavior, Available online 24 October 2013.

Shegog R, Bamps Y, Escoffery C, Ilozumba O, Johnson EK, Kakacek J, Patel A..(2013). Managing Epilepsy Well: Emerging eTools for Epilepsy Self-management. Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 29: 133–140.

Shegog R, Begley C.  (in press). MINDSET: A clinic-based Management INformation Decision Support Epilepsy Tool for adult patients and their providers. In Parvanta CF (ed.) Public Health Communication: New Strategies, Media & Tools.




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